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Extradition can go ahead

Richard O'Dwyer's TV Shack website Photo:
Richard O'Dwyer

A Sheffield Hallam University student accused of infringing copyright laws is being "sold down the river" by the Government, his mother has said as the Home Secretary approved his extradition.

Undergraduate Richard O'Dwyer, 23, allegedly earned thousands of pounds through advertising on the TVShack website before it was closed down by authorities in the United States.

Mrs O'Dwyer was told Home Secretary Theresa May had signed the order authorising her son's extradition on Tuesday afternoon, two months after a district judge said the allegations justified a trial in the US.

O'Dwyer faces up to 10 years' jail if convicted of the allegations, which were brought following a crackdown by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.